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Palabra Pura: Lost and Found

07/16/2014 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lost & Found: Letters, Poems, and Marginalia of Cross Cultural Experience

This evening, Palabra Pura will travel to Mexico City, Korea, and Haiti via our writers to explore the Cross Cultural Experiences of a Dancer, an Educator, and a Poet. Curated by Maribel Mares.

About the Artists

D. Angle


Darren Angle is a poet living in Chicago. His work has appeared in LIT and BOMB. He received degrees from Macalester College and Brown University, where he won a Weston Fine Arts Award and was an Adele K. Seaver Fellow in Creative Writing. Darren will share poetry inspired by his time in Haiti along with a slideshow of photos.





mayra jimenez



Mayra Jimenez is a Mexican-American Educator living in Korea; a world traveler, a connoisseur of cultures and human behavior; She is an educator as well as student striving for social justice. A collector of the five senses, she loves cooking, writing, film, and exploring the natural world.






Yesika Perez


Yesika Perez was born and raised in the Mexico City (Tenochtitlan). She began dancing the age of 5 years; she studied Dance at the National Institute of Fine arts (INBA) in Mexico City.  She is the owner of her own business in Chicago. Amongst other things, she was bartender, street sweeper, and a vendor in a street market. A proud single mother, a free spirit, she acts as a stabilizer of emotions, a healer to friends, family, and anyone she encounters! We find her this night in Chicago, lost and found in her circling root system. 




About the Curator

Maribel Mares is an author, educator, and organizer. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a founding member of the Division Collective, a salon series featuring emerging writers, artists, musicians, architects, designers, and thinkers. She is also the co-creator of Kid City Chicago. She is a Latina Writer from the Southwest side of Chicago, exploring the cultural and regional identity of Mexican American families.


7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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La Bruquena restaurant (upstairs)
2726 W. Division
Chicago, IL United States
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